Cam Newton Honors Chadwick Boseman After Scoring First Touchdown

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 13: Cam Newton #1 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after rushing for a 4-yard touchdown during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

New England Patriot’s quarterback, Cam Newton, scored his first touchdown of the 2020 football season and celebrated by paying homage to Chadwick Boseman, by throwing up his Wakanda Forever salute.

Newton is one of many athletes to honor the Black Panther star following his death due to colon cancer.

Shortly after Boseman’s passing on Aug 28th, LeBron James gave the Wakanda salute while kneeling during the national anthem at the Laker’s playoffs.

British racing driver Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in Formula 1, decided his pole to Chad Boseman.

Boseman’s team confirmed his death via social media on Aug. 28th and referred to his role as King T’Challa in Black Panther as “the honor of his career.”